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dropped him at the university of michigan for debate camp for three weeks and thought he would be okay. wrong. he called me up two days later and felt dumb. he said the other kids at camp were far ahead of him and started yelling at me for not getting him in a better school. problem is, that he's already in the best school in our city. he says, i don't know what they're preparing us for but it's not college. my poor kid has discovered something we've known for years, not all school districts are created equal. there are at love factors for this, of course. but the one i find most telling is the correlation between poverty and academic achievement. according to the u.s. census bureau, grand rapids, michigan, has a 28.9% poverty rate amongst school age children. only 30% of students who take the michigan exam were proficient in math, 43% proficient in reading. when you look at the poorer cities in my state you'll find some numbers below 10%. conversely, the 10 wealthiest districts have scores in the mid 70s up to 90. how is that leaving no child behind? this correlation, not unique to mi
in michigan, another state moving up its primary position in the race for the white house. results of the straw poll there, they come out tomorrow morning. t.j. >> thanks to our paul steinhauser and president obama has an important night, a speech to the congressional black caucus. the caucus has been critical of the white house for the way he has handled the issue of jobs, unemployment among african-americans was almost 17% last month. eight minutes past the hour. a passionate plea from the palestinians for their own state. you see the president there requested it. it's a largely symbolling move since the united states said they would veto the move. a short time after abbas spoke, benjamin netanyahu had a chance to fire back. listen to both sides. >> translator: this is a moment of truth. our people are waiting to hear the answer of the world. will it allow israel to continue the last occupation in the world? >> the palestinians should first make peace with israel and then get their state. >> behind the scenes negotiators put together a rough time line for further peace talks betw
america wonderful. >> you mitt romney and rick perry leaving florida, heading to michigan today for a major republican conference going on there. we'll have more on the battle for florida next hour and take you live to orlando where both of those major conservative conferences are going on right now. meanwhile to the president right now, no child left behind. the obama administration saying it will immediately start reviewing applications from states that want to opt out of parts of that education plan. president obama spoke about the reasons for the change in his weekly address. >> while the goals behind no child left behind were admira e admirable, experience has taught us the law had serious flaws that are hurting our children instead of helping them. teachers are being forced to teach to the test while subjects like history and science are being squeezed out. in an order to avoid having their schools labeled as failures, some schools lowered their standards in a race to the bottom. >> president obama has an important night ahead of him. he has a speech to the congressional
, indiana, notre dame hosting michigan state, yesterday at notre dame it was 39 degrees yesterday morning. yesterday got to 60, today will get to 70. 3:30 kickoff time, 65 degrees, beautiful conditions. if you're heading there, it will be beautiful in the stands. once again, back to florida, florida hosting tennessee he, 3:30 this afternoon, about an isolated chance for a shower. 87 degrees. pretty steamy if our out there, but it certainly will be fun. games looking great, t.j. >> all right. notre dame, i've got to see if they can come back from what michigan did to them last week. thank you so much. we'll check in later. >>> we're getting close to the top of the hour. quick break. we'll be right back. stay with me. you don't just taste it, you feel it. ♪ do you believe in magic? ♪ ♪ it's magic ♪ [ male announcer ] it's a comfort that comes from the only caramel worthy of being wrapped in gold. ♪ do you believe in magic? [ male announcer ] werther's original caramel chocolate. what comfort tastes like. oh, we call it the bundler. let's say you need home and auto insurance. you g
. michigan/notre dame kicking off. the first night game? >> yes. >> the big house. >> 68 degrees. 30% chance of some showers. pretty nice. winds not a factor unlike what's happening with nasa, the winds a factor. shouldn't be a factor all day today for the college games. >> i have to go with michigan on this one. i was not -- >> anybody go with notre dame for any reason? >> come on. >> i think we learned our lesson last week of what we saw with notre dame. >> thank you so much. >> add such insight, you know. >> you sounded like you knew sports. >> ray, i will be nicer next week. >> can we have you next week? >> there's a little interesting weather tidbit, nasa was delayed because of high winds, winds in the upper levels of the atmosphere, between 15 and 22,000 feet. they're sending off one more weather balloon at 9:01 this morning, if that is a go we will look at the winds with the weather balloon sent up and know if it's going to go off at 9:08 this morning. 9:01 we'll know a little more. >> a font of information. >> weather, space. >> well rounded. >> we're right back. stay here. l to help
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